Tennessee

In this April 21, 2021 photo, a memorial is seen after a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School, in Knoxville, Tenn. Members of the Black community in Knoxville are calling for reforms to dispel longstanding disparities between Blacks and whites. They say that is one of the steps that needs to be taken to reduce increasing violence that has claimed the lives of five high school-age students this year.
A memorial is seen after an April 12 shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School, in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Education Knoxville's Black Community Protests After Student Deaths
In the weeks following Anthony Thompson Jr.'s death, students, families, and others have taken to the streets to voice their outrage.
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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People look on as Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn.
People look on as Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Education No Charges Against Officer in Tenn. School Shooting, District Attorney Announces
The shooting of a Knoxville student by a police officer was “justifiable” under Tennessee’s self-defense law, the district attorney said.
The Associated Press, April 22, 2021
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Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn.
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Education Protesters Seeking Release of Police Video From Shooting in Tenn. School Arrested
Seven protesters demanding the release of police body camera video of a student's fatal shooting at a Tenn. high school have been arrested.
The Associated Press, April 20, 2021
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Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Education Student Fires at Officers at Tennessee High School, Is Killed
A student was killed after opening fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee school, authorities said.
The Associated Press, April 12, 2021
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Education Former Governor Recruits Stuck-at-Home College Students to Combat K-12's 'COVID Slide'
Former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the Tennessee Tutoring Corps, which will recruit college students to tutor children in an effort to prevent learning loss after extended school closures.
Evie Blad, May 12, 2020
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Tennessee Voucher Law Ruled Unconstitutional; Gov. Shifts Strategies

May 11, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Court Bars Tennessee From Starting School Voucher Program
A court said legislators violated the state's constitution when they passed a law that targeted specific areas to be included in the program without local consent.
Evie Blad, May 5, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Tennessee
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Secessions Exacerbate Segregation, Study Finds
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
Christina A. Samuels, September 10, 2019
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Tupac Moseley, who was homeless during his time at Raleigh-Egypt High School in Memphis, graduated as valedictorian and received $3 million in scholarship offers.
Tupac Moseley overcame homelessness to graduate as Raleigh-Egypt High School’s 2019 class valedictorian. He was offered $3 million in college scholarships and will attend Tennessee State University in Nashville.
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Student Well-Being Commentary A Once Homeless Teen Earned $3 Million in Scholarship Offers. Here's What Made His Story Possible
Tupac Mosley overcame homelessness to graduate as valedictorian, writes Jonathan E. Collins, but there’s an overlooked part of his inspirational story: policy.
Jonathan E. Collins, June 2, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Tennessee
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Quinton Crump, 11, paints a model of Uranus in his after-school program at Isaac Litton Middle School in Nashville, Tenn. The city’s after-school programs get data from the school system so they can tailor lessons to students’ needs.
Quinton Crump, 11, paints a model of Uranus in his after-school program at Isaac Litton Middle School in Nashville, Tenn. The city’s after-school programs get data from the school system so they can tailor lessons to students’ needs.
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Student Well-Being After-School Programs Keep Learning Going With Student Data
Through a city-school partnership in Nashville, Tenn., after-school programs are using data to tailor lessons to students' learning needs.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 27, 2018
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Student Well-Being Opinion Bridging the Gap in a Rural School District Through Personalized Learning
Sam Brooks, the personalized-learning supervisor in Putnam County, Tenn., shares his journey along with strategies for other educators. Putnam is a rural district that's using digital innovation to personalize learning and keep kids connected.
Starr Sackstein, November 27, 2018
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